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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of “Virtual Field Trips” on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Florida or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium visitors exhibits Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and from around the world. Exhibits follow a drop of water from Florida’s freshwater springs out to the Gulf of Mexico

ACTIVITY - Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries, Science Boat Excursions GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-273-4000 Read More

Glazer Children’s Museum

Located alongside the Tampa Riverwalk, the Glazer Children’s Museum features themed areas and 170 interactive exhibits that promote learning through hands-on, interactive play.

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-443-3861 Read More

HorsePower for Kids & Animal Sanctuary

HorsePower for Kids & Animal Sanctuary in Tampa provides a farm and petting zoo for people who would benefit from interaction with animals. HorsePower currently serves as a sanctuary for animals of all kinds.

ACTIVITY - Petting Zoos/Barnyard Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-855-8992 Read More

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary provides the best possible home for abandoned or abused big cats in captivity and helps to prevent the extinction of big cats in the wild.

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-920-4130

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is home to more than 12,000 animals from 300 different species. Busch Gardens also has roller coasters and extraordinary rides for everyone to experience.

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-884-4386

Canoe Escape

With Canoe Escape explore Tampa for bird watching,  canoeing and kayaking. In all seasons the Hillsborough River astounds with its beauty and abundant wildlife.

ACTIVITY - Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-986-2067

Cracker Country

Cracker Country preserves Florida’s rural heritage with historically furnished buildings recreate the lifestyles of the past and costumed interpreters portray daily living as Florida pioneers.

ACTIVITY - Living History GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips,Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-621-7821

Museum of Science & Industry

Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry is a scientific playground with more than 100 hands-on activities. Build a robot, explore optical illusions and explore another world in a NASA-funded Mission.

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-987-6000

Saunders Planetarium

Discover the stars and gaze in awe at the universe in the Saunders Planetarium at MOSI. The state of the art star projector will simulate the night sky from any place on Earth

ACTIVITY - Astronomy & Planetariums GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA, TampaTEL - 813-987-6000
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Tampa art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Tampa children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Tampa history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
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  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Tampa aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Tampa field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.


Overnight field trips & retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.